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Off the hook!

Weary female pelican rescued A pelican in distress was rescued by Thomas Maxwell of Choctaw Beach on March 26. Thomas and his wife Sharon live on Mullet Creek.  “This poor Pelican was so week, she came up our creek yesterday, we tried to catch her and could not, left food for her, and today, she came back, and we caught her,” Sharon said. They called Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, who came and got the exhausted bird. The young female is...

Rehabilitated broad winged hawk released

Story and photos courtesy Crystal Bay Development When a family accidentally struck a young Broadwing Hawk on CR6 near Freeport on July 17, they immediately rushed the injured bird to Lisa Miller at the Wildlife Rehabilitators Partnership of Northwest Florida in Niceville.  Miller x-rayed the Hawk and found it had a fracture in a bone that corresponds to the forearm in humans. Miller called in veterinarian Lydia Staggs of Bayside Animal Hospital in Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach.  Staggs, who...